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California State Library 




SEVENTH BIENNIAL REPORT Of HIE TRUSTEES 

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ALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY 



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THE YEARS 1875-6 AND 1876-7. 




STATE OFFICE 



SACRAMENTO: 

F. P. THOMPSON, SUPT. 
1877. 



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qn OF DOCUMENTS. 

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SEVENTH BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES 

OF THE 

CALIFORNIA STATE LIBRARY 

FOR 

THE YEARS 1875-6 AND 1876-7. 




OFFICERS OF THE STATE LIBRARY 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES' 

E. B. MOTT, Jr.,____ 

President. 

JO HAMILTON, y w . HATCH ^ 

JAMES J. GREEN, J0H N W. ARMSTRONG. 



ROBERT O. CRAVENS 

Librarian. 

LAURA MORTON, } 

JAMES E. ROBINSON, j Deputies. 
TALBOT H. WALLIS. 

Porter. 



REPORT 



California State Library, ) 
Sacramento, August 1st, 1877. ) 

To His Excellency, 

William Irwin, 

Governor of California : 

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith the Seventh Bien- 
nial Report of the Trustees of the State Library. 

Very respectfully your obedient servant, 

ROBERT 0. CRAVENS, 
Librarian, and Secretary of the Board of Trustees. 



State Library, July, 1877. 

To His Excellency, 

William Irwin, 

Governor of California : 

The Trustees of the State Library respectfully present their 
Seventh Biennial Report. 

The number of volumes in the Library, excluding" duplicates, is 
forty-five thousand four hundred and seventy-eight (45,478) ; thirty- 
one thousand nine hundred av.d seventeen (31,917) are in the General 
Library, and thirteen thousand five hundred and sixty-one (13,561) 
in the Law Library. 

The accessions since June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy- 
five, have been eight thousand four hundred and seventy-four 
(8,474). Six thousand six hundred and fourteen (6,614) have been 
added to the General Library, and one thousand eight hundred and 
sixty (1,860) to the Law Library. 

LIBRARY FUND. 

The balance in the Library Fund at the date of our last report, was 
thirteen thousand nine hundred and forty-eight dollars and eighty- 



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ttSia ^> the Secretary of State 

three dollars a, d fi tee cc tV ($ J &T, nd °» e h «»<^cd and sixty- 
eral from fees of 1 " office wo So.^.„ I ,, , a " d ^ th l cS »rve.voKJei- 
two dollars and fifty-Seven cents * ?" 1,- T ,U " <lml , an u d - ei « ht ^ 
thousand three hundred ^' ' i 1 lh< \ 8Um ol thirty-two 

($32,856 75) has been ex en lerl l b v "b ^ ^ Sevent >-»^ cents 

odicals; three thouind C ! , s ' T 1 ' 8 ' » ews t )a I )ers and P«n- 
eents (S3,307 15 ) foTbindi^ifihS^ Si 88 *? d °U*™ and fifteen 

fund, oik, Ili rtiii,,,! l„. .,? i ',; i leaving the balance in Hie 



To binding •"-^ !'? J»no 30th, 1875 — By balance _ $13 948 86 

To 6^ight' etc...." " , ne •'•"»'- ISTfi-By foes from 8 86 

To furniture, carpet "etc " i n- J '- , 'be Secretary of Stat*' 11 773 05 

To insurance... 1 ' °- J »«« IH7B-By fees fro. n ° 

To discount on silver "" " "An ' . the '^'^.Vor-General 2.982 57 

To Porter l 2 " l° n ! Jl "' e 3 <>th, 1877-By fees from 



to ba.a„c;::;::;;:::;;;::::::;: ; t ™ « 



$41,094 58 



the Secretary of State 12 



:'.90 10 



*4 1.094 58 



$1,341 08 



I'AW LIBRARY. 

to in tl c S o, in. , n , ™ '.Wi, m ' """ ' S ,' , "" Li 'i R "'- V is r * rred 

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omu ones, but, as many of these statutes are very scarce, 



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the progress made towards the completion of sets must necessarily 
be slow and expensive. All standard text-books and treatises 
are procured as soon as possible after their publication, and may 
be found on the shelves of the Library. Many of the old text- 
books have been supplemented by new editions. The sum of eight 
thousand six hundred dollars has been expended in the Law Depart- 
ment during the last two years. 

GENERAL LIBRARY. 

This department has also received many and valuable accessions, 
especially upon the subjects of Political Economy, Social Science, 
Finance, Medicine, Engineering, Mining, Mechanics and Manufac- 
tures, American History and Biography, and the Fine Arts. Special 
attention has been given to the collection of works on hydraulic 
engineering and the construction of irrigation works. Among the 
works on this subject now in the Library are the following: 

Smith, (Captain R. Baird), Italian Irrigation, two volumes and 
atlas. 

Smith, (Captain R. Baird), Irrigation in the Madras Provinces, with 
maps and plans. 

Moncrief, (Lieutenant C. C.Scott), Irrigation in Southern Europe. 

Cautley, (Colonel Sir Proby T.), Report on the Ganges Canal, three 
volumes text and one volume plates, folio. 

One of the special objects of the State Library is the collection of 
works on American History in general; but of all the objects for 
which it exists none responds so directly to the wants of the public 
as the collection and preservation of all the materials accessible to 
illustrate the history of the State, its counties, its towns, and its 
citizens. A complete collection of all the newspapers published in the 
State would be invaluable for this purpose, for in many of the towns 
and counties they are the only printed record of the facts of local 
history. It is believed that the publishers of a large proportion of 
the newspapers in the State would preserve and give to the State 
Library the file of each year, on the single condition that it should 
be promptly bound and made accessible to the public. We suggest 
that it would be useful and equitable to provide by law that each 
publisher sending a daily newspaper should receive a copy of the 
statutes and documents of the session. 

CATALOGUE. 

The books added to the Library since the issue of the last catalogue 
will aggregate over twenty thousand. The propriety of publishing 
a new catalogue, w ith these large additions incorporated, is suggested, 
and we recommend that the Legislature provide for having one 
published. 

E. B. MOTT, Jbl, 
President of the Board of Trustees. 

Robert O. Cravens, Secretary. 



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BOOKS RECEIVED IN EXCHANGE, 

From other States and Territories, and Countries, and as Donations 

from Individuals. 



Donor. 



Title. 



Alabama _. 
Arkansas . 



Colorado . . . 
( 'oniieetieut 



Florida . 
Georgia- 



Idaho . . . 
Illinois . 



Indiana 
Iowa 



Kaunas 



Kentucky, 
Maine 



Maryland 



Massachusetts . 



Alabama Reports, Vol. 50. 

Session Laws, 1876-7. 

Arkansas Reports, Vol 28. 

_ Constitution, 1874. 

Laws, 1874-5,1877. 

_ Colorado Reports, Vol. 2. 

. .- Connecticut Rej>orts, Vols. 41, 42. 

Colonial Records, 1744-50. 

Public Acts, 1876-7. 

Special Acts, 1876-7. 

- - ..Acts, 1877. 

- - . .House Journal, 1877. 

Senate Journal, 1877. 

Georgia Rejwrts, Vols. 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56. 

Senate Journal, 1876. 

. ..House Journal, 1876. 

- Laws, 1876. 

Revised Laws, 1874-5. 

School Report, 1 873-4. 

...Industrial Report, 1873-4. 

Adjutant-General's Report, 1873-4. 

.. Agricultural Report, 1874. 

: Board of Public Charities, 1874. 

Yttorney-General's Re|«>rt, 1874. 

Reports to the Genera! Assembly, 1S74, 2 vols. 

.. Senate Journal, 1875. 

,_ House Journal, 1875. 

1 Legislative Reports, 1875, 2 vols. 

Geological Survey. VolU, with map, 1875. 

. . . State Library Catalogue, 1877. 

Geological Survey, 1875. 

Indiana Reports, Vols. 49, 54. 

Iowa Reports, Vols. 39, 40, 41. 

Laws, 1874-6. 

Iowa Code, 1873. 

Public Documents. 1874, 3 vols. 

._ Senate Journal, 1876. 

House Journal, 1876. 

. ..Kansas Reports, Vols. 13, 14, 15, 16. 

Laws, 1866, 1877. 

Bush's Reports, Vols. 9,10, 11, 12. 

Maine Re]M>rts, Vols. 62, 63. 64, 65. 

Acts and Resolves, 1875-6. 

Legislative Register, 1875. 

' Documents, 1875-6. 

_ ..Senate Journal, 1H76. 

.. ..House Journal, 1876. 

School Report, 1876. 

. Agricultural Reports, 1875-6. 

Maryland Reports, Vols, »l, 42,43,44. 

State Library Catalogue, 1874. 

_ _ House Journal, 1874-5. 

Senate Journal, 1874-5. 

, *. ..Laws, 1876. 

.Documents, 1876. 

.Massachusetts Report*, Vol* 113, 114. 115, 116, 118, 119, 120. 

..Seventh and Eighth Reports of the Board of Health. 

..Public Documents, 1873-4-5. 

.Acts and Resolves, 1873-4-5-6. 

Census, 1875, Vol. 1. 



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Books Received in Exchange — Continued. 



Donor. 



Title. 



Michigan State Library Catalogue, 1875-6. 

State Librarian's Report, 1873-4. 

. Michigan Reports, Vols. 28, 29, 30,31, 32, 33. 

Territorial Laws, 1875. 

Railroad Reports, 1873. 

Minnesota Laws, 1874-5-6. 

j Executive Documents, 1874-5. 

! Senate Journal, 1875. 

i House Journal, 1875. 

| Minnesota Reports, Vols. 20. 21, 22. 

' House Journal, 1876. 

Senate Journal, 1876. 

Executive Documents, 1875, Vols. 1, 2. 

Mississippi Mississippi Reports, Vols. 51, 52, 53. 

I Laws, 1876-7. 

I Senate Journal, 1876-7. 

House Journal, 1876-7. 

I - Official Reports, 1877. 

Misssouri Missouri Reports, Vols. 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64. 

| Laws, 1875. 

Nebraska Laws, 1875. 

I Public Documents, 1875. 

| Assembly Journal, 1875. 

I • Nebraska Reports, Vols. 4, 5. 

Nevada 1 Nevada Reports, Vols. 10, 11. 

Senate Journal, Seventh Session, 1875. 

House Journal, Seventh Session, 1875. 

New Hampshire _New Hampshire Reports, Vol. 54. 

I , Laws, 1875. 

New Jersey 1 Vroom's Reports, Vols. 8, 9. 

0. E. Green's Reports, Vols. 10, 11. 

I Laws, 1875. 

■ Senate Journal, 1875. 

Assembly Journal, 1875. 

Legislative Documents, 1875. 

_■ Laws, 1876. 

| Senate Journal, 1876. 

| Assembly Journal, 1876. 

Legislative Documents, 1876. 

New York 1 New York Reports, Vols. 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64. 

I ' Hun's Reports, Vols. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. 

I Twenty-sixth Annual Report N. Y. State Museum, 1872. 

• Eighty-sixth Annual Report Regents of the N. Y. State University. 

j Regents' Report on the Boundaries of the State of New York, 1873. 

I Senate Documents, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 1873. 

Assembly Documents, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 1873. 

Senate Journal, Ninety-seventh Session, 1874. 

Assembly Journal, Ninety-seventh Session, 1874. 

Senate Documents, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 6, 1874. 

Assembly Documents, 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11,13, 1874. 

Trial of H. H. Prindle, 2 vols. 

i Trial of George G. Barnard, 3 vols. 

Trial of George M. Curtis. 

Trial of John H. McCunn. 

>. Laws of New York, 1876. 

I Senate and Assembly Journals, 1875. 

i Senate Documents, Vols. I, 2, 3, 5, 7, 1876. 

Assembly Documents, Vols. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 1876. 

Regents' Report, 1875. 

i Library Report, 1875. 

North Carolina North Carolina Reports, Vols. 72, 73, 74, 75. 

I .Laws, 1874-5. 

Ohio . , Ohio State Reports, Vols. 25, 26, 27. 

House Journal, 1874. 

Senate Journal, 1874. 

Executive Documents, 1874, Parts 1 and 2. 



Books Received B Exchange — Continued. 



Donor. 



Titlo. 



Ohio 



Oregon . 

Pennsylvania 



Rhode Island 



South Carolina 



Tennessee 

Texas 

Vermont . . 



Virginia 

West Virginia 



Agricultural Reports, 1874. 

Railroad and Telegraph Reports, IS"}. 

Common Sehools Report, 1874. 

.Geological Reports, 1874, Parti, Vol. 2. 

Laws of Ohio, 1875. 

Executive Documents, Parts 1 and 2, 1875. 

Ohio Statistics, 1875. 

Auditor's Report, 1875. 

Railroad, etc., Reports, 1875. 

— Agricultural Reports, 1875. 

House Journal, 1875. 

..Senate Journal, 1875. 

..Laws, 1876. 

Oregon Reports, Vols. 4, 5. 

- Laws, 1876. 

Pennsylvania State Reports, Vols. 76, 77, 78, 79, 80. 

Laws, 1875. 

Senate Journal, 1875. 

House Journal, 1875. 

. -_. Executive Documents, 1874. 

Legislative Documents. 1875, 3 vols. 

..Smull's Legislative Hand-hook, 1875. 

..Report of Bureau of Statistics, 1874. 

- Report of Board of Charities, 1874. 

- .Insurance Report, 1874. 

ijiH Laws, 1876. 

*. Senate Journal, 1876. 

'. House Journal, 1876. 

Legislative Documents, 1876, 3 vols. 

Executive Documents, 1875. 

School Reports, 1875. 

Insurance Reports, 1875. 

Smull's Legislative Hank-hook, 1876. 

Acts and Resolves, Mav Session, 1875. 

. . Index to Acts, 1863-73. 

Manual, 1875-6. 

. Supplement to (ieneral Statutes. Januarv. 1875. to Mav, 1876, inclusive. 

: AcU, 1875-6. 

Census, 1875. 

Richardson's Reports, Vols. 4, 5. 

.Acts and Resolves, 1875-6. 

i House Journal, 1874-5. 

Senate Journal, 1874-5. 

House Journal, 1875-6. 

House Journal, 1875.6. 

Reports and Resolves, 1875-6. 

Acts. Extra Session, 1877. 

House Journal, 1875. 

i Senate Journal, 1875. 

Appendix, 1875. 

s Laws, 1875. 

Heiskell's Reports, Vol. 8. 

Texas Reports, Vol. 42. 

Laws, 1876. 

__ .Compiled School Laws, 1875. 

Vermont Reports, 47, 48. 

Governor and Council, Vol. 4. 

Laws, 1876. 

..Legislative Directory, 1876. 

Legislative Documents, 1876, Vols. 1, 2, 3. 

. Seventeenth and Eighteenth Registration Reports. 

__ Dairyman's Association, 1876. 

Senate Journal and Documents, 1874-ft. 

. .. House Journal anil Documents, 1874-5. 

Grattan's Reports. Vols. 24. 25. 

__ .West Virginia Reports, Vols. 6, 7, 8, 9. 



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Books Received in Exchange — Continued. 



Donor. 



Title. 



Wisconsin 



Wyoming 

United States. 



San Francisco 

San Francisco Mer- 
cantile Library 

Asssoeiation 

Chili 



.Wisconsin Reports, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41. 

Railroad Laws, compiled, 1876. 

Messages and Documents, 1876, 2 vols. 

Laws, 1876. 

Senate and Assembly Journals, 1876. 

Laws, 1877. 

Senate and Assembly Journals, 1877. 

Messages and Documents, 1877, 2 vols. 

Compiled Laws, 1876. 

Laws, 1871-3. 

.Patent Office Plans and Specifications, from November, 1874, to April, 1877. 

i Report of the Commissioners of Education, 1874-5. 

Journals and Documents, First and Second 

Sessions Forty-third Congress, and First Session Forty-fourth Congress. 

Report on Public Libraries, Parts 1 and 2, 1876. 

Wheeler's Survey, West One Hundred Meridian, Vol. 5, Geology. 

Historical Sketch of the United States Naval Academy. 

Geological Reports of the United States 

Exploring Expedition — Santa Fe to Junction of Grand and Green Rivers. 

Astronomical and Meteorological Observations for 1874. 

Statutes at Large ; First and Second Sessions Forty-fourth Congress. 

San Francisco Municipal Reports, 1874-5, 1875-6. 



New South Wales.. 
Melbourne Public 
Library 



Supplemental Catalogue, 1874-5. 

1 Bulletin of the International Exposition of Chili, for 1875. 

Official Publications and Statistics of Chili, 1876. 

: — Proceedings of the Legislative Council and Assembly, 1874, and 1875-6. 



South Australia. 
Quebec 



Victoria 

The American 
Swcdenborg 
Printing and 
Publishing Soci- 
ety 

Tyrrell, G. G 

Honorable Newton 
Booth 



Victoria Meteorological Observations, 1859-62. 

. Mueller's Fragments Phy tographie, Australia, Melbourne, 1860-74, 7 vols. 

Mueller's Australian Mosses, Melbourne, 1864. 

Mueller's Vegetation of the Chatham Islands, Melbourne, 1864. 

Statistical Register of Victoria. 

Gold Fields of Victoria, Melbourne, 1862. 

Hand-book of Australia, 1857. 

Dr. Leiehardt's Travels in Australia, Melbourne, 1859. 

Maye's Essay on the Resources of Australia. 

Story's Essay on the Agriculture of Victoria. 

Vocabulary of Aboriginal Dialects of Australia. 

Acheson on the Collection and Storage of Water in Victoria. 

Australia at the London Exhibitions, 1862-73. 

Australia and the Philadelphia Exhibition, 1876. 

Melbourne Public Library Catalogues, 1861-65-72. 

Statistical Notes on the Progress of Victoria, 1835-60. 

Lectures before the Melbourne Technological Museum, etc., 1871. 

Melbourne Public Library Report, 1875. 

Catalogue of Oil Paintings in the Melbourne Public Library, 

South Australia Acts of Parliament, 1876. 

Statutes of Quebec, 1875. 

Legislative Journal, 1875. 

Astronomical Observations, 1874. 



The Works of Emanuel Swcdenborg, complete. 

-Transactions of the California State Medical Society, 1876-7. 

..Congressional Record, Second Session, Forty-third Congress. 



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